hollywood
hollywood 

 

[She clamps the eyes]

She clamps the eyes

one last

time and begins to pluck the

hair.

She keeps their necks tied

and gallops

alongside

tugging their heads down

and staring

into the square

pupil with delight.

 

Once she’s completed

the pluck-plucking

and admires the teeth.

 

She spins the thread

to bind the eye

 

If only she could put one forget-me-not

seed into every follicle

 

Her garden would be

almost complete.

america
america

 

 

friendship-circle
friendship circle 

 

Kim Koga is the author of Ligature Strain from Tinfish Press. She completed an MFA at the University of Notre Dame in 2011 and currently resides in San Diego County, CA.

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